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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

# road-safety - Friday 15 June, 2018

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

# road-safety - Friday 8 June, 2018

Drivers urged to take caution after thunder warning is issued for 23 counties

Some spot flooding may occur.

# road-safety - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

# road-safety - Monday 28 May, 2018

Here's what to do if you break down on the motorway

The hard shoulder is only there for emergencies. But emergencies do happen!

# road-safety - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland

One road safety report found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one-third of all fatal collisions.

# road-safety - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

# road-safety - Monday 14 May, 2018

# road-safety - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend

To date in 2018, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads.

# road-safety - Monday 30 April, 2018

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

# road-safety - Monday 23 April, 2018

Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next

Avoid driver fatigue with these simple tricks.

# road-safety - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h

The teenager was travelling along the M9 this morning when Gardaí stopped him.

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

# road-safety - Friday 16 March, 2018

19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash

The single vehicle collision occurred at 2.20am this morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash

The man’s van collided with a 4×4 at around 10am this morning.

Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# road-safety - Monday 19 February, 2018

What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?

Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.

# road-safety - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

# road-safety - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust

Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.

# road-safety - Monday 5 February, 2018

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

# road-safety - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# road-safety - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Roads around the country closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains videos

Roads around the country closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid certain areas.

# road-safety - Monday 8 January, 2018

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year

New year, new driver.

# road-safety - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

# road-safety - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test

The driver also had no licence or motor insurance.

# road-safety - Monday 1 January, 2018

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-safety - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# road-safety - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties Black Ice This post contains videos

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties

Motorists have been urged to “treat every road as if it’s frozen” as wintry weather grips Ireland.

# road-safety - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 December, 2017

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# road-safety - Thursday 30 November, 2017

# road-safety - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# road-safety - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# road-safety - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

# road-safety - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

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